It felt strangely like a film, a very long film. It was exciting, at times dangerous, and had a good ending. The good president (Rafael Correa) was rescued after a gun battle between the army and the police, returned triumphant, and denounced the evil ex-president (Lucio Gutierrez) as being the influence behind police units that took him hostage. So at ten o‘clock, when it was all over, I switched off the television and went to bed.
Sept. 30, 2010 8:31 p.m.
Defend democracy: Stop the coup in Ecuador
Democracy in Ecuador is under attack from a coup trying to depose a progressive government and its president who was legitimately elected four years ago.
The assault against President Rafael Correa's government is an attack against the democratic will of the 14 million citizens of Ecuador.
Stop the Coup.
Freedom in Ecuador must not be silenced.
What you can do:
President Rafael Correa handily won a third term as Ecuador's head of state Sunday in a landslide victory demonstrating what many are calling a "clear mandate" for the continuation of his progressive economic policies and widespread support for his growing "citizens' revolution."
"This victory is yours. It belongs to our families, to our wife, to our friends, our neighbors, the entire nation," said Correa on a state television broadcast. "We are only here to serve you. Nothing for us. Everything for you, a people who have become dignified in being free."
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